Being put on Hold

A man leaning up against a railing, looking out and waiting. With text that says, there are two problems with being put on hold.
There are two problems with being put on hold. Well, more than two but let’s start here.
1.  You have no idea how long you’ll be on hold.
2. Muzak. Muzak, commonly known as elevator music, was created in 1934. It’s purpose, apparently, is to make us even more annoyed while waiting.It’s one thing to be put on-hold over the phone. It’s much more annoying, frustrating and perplexing when it seems like our life has been put on-hold. I’ve spoken to a lot of people lately who feel this way. We’ve all been there at some point, and will be back on-hold at some point in the future.The problem isn’t trying to figure out what 80s tune Muzak is butchering. The problem is simply waiting, not knowing how long this is going to take. When it comes to waiting in life, there are three distinct ways to choose from:
1. Waiting Passively. 
This form of waiting has a victim mentality to it.
“I’m  stuck here, and there’s nothing I can do about it.”
Patience is important but passivity can be dangerous.
There’s a difference.
2.  Waiting Recklessly. 
This form of waiting has a gambler’s mentality to it. “I’m going all in regardless of whether it’s wise or not.
3.  Waiting Actively. This form of waiting has an investor’s mentality to it. “I’m going to see this time as an investment that will pay dividends in the future.”When you see an on-hold season as one of growth not stagnation, you understand better days are coming.  But that begs the question, what is an example of waiting actively? What do you do when you don’t know what to do?Great question.

That’s why our team created the Career Risk Calculator to help you determine where you are, and what you need to do while you wait. You can access the free assessment HERE.

A season of being on-hold doesn’t have to be one of endless frustration with a dash of Muzac. You can wait actively.  We’re here to help.
For You,
Jeff Henderson

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